I just missed but i can see beer all over the floor. Somebody pissed off my friend and he hit them with a full beer. Everyone was talking about it . Sounds like some dude was talking all crazy and he hit another dude and Big Boy came to the rescue . Some of these folks from Triana Al just aint worth messing with. I hope things settle down . Some folks just dont play .
The theme of my Thursday Night Show at SUDS has been Resolution Check up . Lots of folks have been lying to themselves about their plans for the year but all the time knowing they are lying. I call this the blues . Lots of my folks an fans are in this condition . I Offer hope for the broke and the broken hearted once each week at SUDS . Lots of my fans are to lying themselves about what they are planning for 2013. Most of them wont make it thru the month . I call this the blues .
I wasnt expecting this Thursday night show at SUDS to become the night that it has. Its really cool to hear folks ask me can they play the wash board or the tub. I never expected it to become popular . When I play the street show or street perform I can usually expect a kid to see the washboards or a shaker and their parents tells them to play it. In the club we talking about adults having fun and acting like big kids. PackRat and his girl friend wouldn't miss a week of playing the tub and Radio and Ms Shay are the real life of the party. I was just kidding when I started doing it Delta style but Its no joking matter.
My buddy Hal , my drummer is really a guitar player . When i hear him on guitar I say wow what you doing on those drums . He just likes to play them all . What I like about his drumming style it that it is innocent and not too complicated so that I can play guitar on it . It helps my lead and rythem guitar parts stand out more. Some drummers play too much . I call his style of playing , playing on the edge . Its not right on but its not off either . Its kinda cool.
Some drummers who dont understand the edge may think he aint that good. I say good . It aint about the drummer . its about the trio.
I walked into SUDS tonight and a young G said aww Hell O g you be on that guitar and yo boy be on them drums. I was so happy for the young man that he was looking at the edge of the music and I added him to my fan list . He swears that he will be at the next show. Thats the second compliment Hal got this week. You go boy !
Im amazed at the dedication Im getting from the band . These guys actually wanted to make up for practice time we lost last week do to car trouble . I am not used to that type dedication . Most musicians could care less about making up for a practice . So we went over some origianal tune that we dont do often like That ain't my baby and and Go Black . It was a good practice but it was a little akward because it was a Sunday.I would like to keep it up during the winter months since Its too cold to go out and street perform. I dont have many other shows booked on a Sunday evening.
Its taking some time to figure this mess out but its coming together!
I lost all those articles when I was trying to move over to this site . Im gonna try to move some of them over to here from Wordpress. wish me luck!
Bro.Ric L. Patton is from Swancott Al just west of Triana AL. the grandson of legendary bluesman Mr. Paper Thomas of Limestone county. Triana was a safe haven for blues lovers during the 7o's and 80's and Ric grew up in the thick of that. The River club, Ebony Club, Abe's , Beechel's Underground,Reds Place, and shot houses kept the Blues fires burning.
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Welcome Mac B to the ChickenBone Reunion Band. Mac brings 20+ years of funky straight ahead Bass experience to the fold. Mac and I met back around 2005 when we were working at Redstone Arsenal for a government contractor. We spent lots of time planning to get together and bring the blues to life but the time just wasn’t right until NOW.
Mac reminds me of Jimmy Hendrix on bass, he plays lefty and upside down. He has developed a reputation as one of the funkiest bass players in the South East. We only had one day of rehearsal last week and the show was on fire , it drove the Copperheads crazy down at the CopTop Café last week . If the reviews were anywhere near real it’s going to be a long hot summer in Huntsville Al.
Stay tuned to this station and we promise there is much more funky blues to come out of the South , Lets give Mac B a warm welcome to The New ChickenBone Reunion Band.
The band started in 2008 at my surprise birthday party out in Triana AL. I heard it was coming so I invited my friends, fakers ,shakers, hustlers, pimps, hoes and players.
At the party we started jamming the low down dirty blues . David Hooks ( Sho Me Love ) from Selma on drums, Charlie Clemons ( Big Texas) Bass , Ms.Lori was sleeping in her car, I don’t know where she came from, PAT RICE was knocking Peggy Scott Adams out of the box.
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